Title of Placement Research Assistant
Location   Karachi, Pakistan
Duration   Eight months
Department   School of Nursing
Instituition   Aga Khan University
Project Description   Assist an Associate Professor in preparing for a research study examining the sociocultural factors which may impact newborn health and survival in the first 6 months of life.
  • Develop training modules (e.g., interviewing skills) for individual hired from the community who will work as research assistants
  • Conduct mock interviews with the research assistants
  • Develop teaching aids related to ethical conduct of research
  • Assist in preparing for ethics review
  • Assist with publication of proposal, and a review article
  • Update literature review of the study
  • Enrollment in a Bachelor's or a Master's programme in Community Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Nursing, Professional Writing or related field
  • Must have worked as a research assistant and familiar with the research process
  • Able to conduct comprehensive literature searches, synthesize information
  • Has developed teaching manuals or modules and implement them
  • Good organizational skills, self-directed, can work independently with minimal supervision, excellent academic writing skills, computer skills SPSS, excel, MS word, reference manager (e.g., ENDNOTE), PowerPoint. Flexible, enjoys a challenge
Expected Project Outcome  
  • Submit grant for ethics review
  • Teaching modules (e.g., interview skills, and ethical conduct of research) developed and implemented
  • Submit one to two manuscripts for publication
  • Update literature review of the study

The selected intern will be provided with furnished accommodations as well as a living stipend to cover minimal daily expenses. All visa processing costs will also be covered.

Please note that air travel is not covered by AKU, the students should have a minimum access to savings for the duration of this internship.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to contact the Programme Coordinator at aku.iip@aku.edu.


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